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Manchester Civil Justice Centre by Denton Corker Marshall

1 Bridle Street West, Manchester M3

The Manchester Civil Justice Centre is the largest court building to be built in the UK since the Royal Courts of Justice. This pioneering new building separates civil and criminal justice systems, creating a new civic building that is open and accessible. The working courts and offices are expressed as rectilinear forms, articulated at each floor level. The building is an elegant and beautifully executed response to a complex brief that has made a significant contribution to the regeneration this part of Manchester.

The architectural expression and resolution of the environmental design sets this building apart. Environmental sustainability has been integrated into the design from the start; natural ventilation to all areas and a mixed-mode ventilation system serving the court rooms contributes to the BREEAM rating of 'Excellent'.

Client: Allied London
Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Structural Engineer:Mott MacDonald
Services Engineer: Mott MacDonald
Contract Value: £120m
Date of completion: July 2007
Gross internal area: 34,000 m2

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